Swim Team

Swim Team

The YMCA Swim Team is based on the YMCA Principles of competitive swimming and character values.  We believe that everybody swims and everybody wins.All fees are season fees & cannot be prorated for late registration or for those not completing the season.

  • ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE YMCA MEMBERS
  • Booster Fees: There is a $25 Spring/Summer Booster Club fee for each family if registering for our Spring Summer Team, and a $35 Fall/Winter Season Booster Club fee for each family if registering for our Fall Winter Team.  These fees should be paid when registering your swimmer(s)

All of the above needs to be completed prior to the swimmer(s) first practice.  No  swimmers may can be admitted into practice until all of the above has been completed.

Each year we normally offer the following competitive programs:

  • Fall Technique & Endurance Clinics (Normally offered in September
  • Fall/Winter Swim team normally begins the first Monday in October & continues until the the YMCA District Meet deadline.  after that point only District Qualifyers continue practice.
  • Spring Technique & Endurance Clinics (Normally offered in April)
  • Spring/Summer Swim team normally begins the first Monday in May.

 

02 Fall Clinic #2: Endurance & Conditioning

All Locations
9/26/22 - 9/29/22
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This Competitive Clinic is for swimmers ages 6 – 18 years of age.

Swimmers will be placed in groups based upon their swimming ability.

During Clinic #2 (Endurance/Conditioning) our emphasis will be on helping new swimmers build their endurance, and experienced competitive swimmers will be working to get back into competitive swimming shape.

Both groups will still receive stroke corrections & critiques in-between sets during this clinic.

Swimmers who are new to competitive swimming need to be able to complete at least one length of our 25-yard pool on both their stomach and back without stopping to rest in order to participate in the clinic.

The Clinic also gives our coaches a chance to assess new swimmers’ readiness to join our swim team

  • Clinic #2, Endurance & Conditioning will meet Monday, September 26 through Thursday, September 29:  6:30-8:00pm each day.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
8/5/22 9/27/22 Online / Front Desk $ 78.00$ 78.00$ 102.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/26/22 - 09/29/22
33 / 40 Available Registration
Closed

03 Fall Winter Swim Team 2022 - 2023

All Locations
10/3/22 - 2/14/23
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  • All of our swimmers need to be Greater Scranton YMCA Members
  • There is a $35 Fall/Winter Booster fee for each family.  This should be paid when registering your swimmer(s).
  • Team Fees:  Either the 1st payment or Payment in full needs to be made prior to the swimmer’s first practice.  The payment plan is only available for automatic drafts from the account of your choice and needs to be set up when registering for our swim team.

All of the above needs to be completed prior to the swimmer(s) first practice.  No swimmers can be admitted into practice until all of the above has been completed.

Team Fee Options:

  • Payment in Full:  $430
  • Auto Drafts:  5 payments of $86
    • 1st Payment:  When registering
    • 2nd Draft:  October 15th
    • 3rd Draft:  November 15th
    • 4th Draft:  December 15th
    • 5th Draft:  January 15th

Practice Sessions:

Blue Practice:  Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday:  6:45-7:45pm & Saturdays 7:00-8:00am

White Practice:  Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday:  6:45-8:45pm & Saturdays 7:00-8:30am

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no Saturday am practices on days that we have a GSY Swim Meet.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
8/5/22 1/15/23 Online / Front Desk $ 86.00$ 86.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/03/22 - 10/14/22
Payment 1
30 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
10/14/2022
10/15/22 - 11/14/22
Payment 2
30 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
11/14/2022
11/15/22 - 12/14/22
Payment 3
30 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
12/14/2022
12/15/22 - 01/14/23
Payment 4
30 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
01/14/2023
01/15/23 - 02/14/23
Payment 5
30 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
02/14/2023

04 Fall/Winter High School Swimmer Fee

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10/3/22 - 2/14/23
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The fee is for High School Swimmers who will also be swimming for their High School during our YMCA Fall/Winter Swim Team season.  We realize that while our high school swimmers wish to stay with us, that during their high school swim season, realistically they will be unable to attend most of our practices due to high school team practices, meets & of course, homework…

So, we have created this high school fee to allow them to practice full time with us until the middle of November when mandatory high school practices begin & then again after their high school season had concluded.  During their high school season, they WILL still be able to attend 1-2 practices per week when able, plus they will be able to attend all of our YMCA meets as their schedules permit.

We do wish to remind our swimmers that in order to be able to attend our YMCA League Championships, they do need to represent our YMCA in a minimum of two YMCA Penn Del League meets during this season.  In order to compete at YMCA Districts, States or Nationals, they do need to:

  • Be a full priviledge Member of our YMCA for at least 90 days prior to the meet they are attending
  • Make the Qualifying time in the events they wish to swim for the meet they wish to attend.
  • Represent our YMCA in a minimum of three (3) YMCA closed meets during this season.      (a closed meet means that only YMCA’s are participating in the meet.  If they attend 3 league meets they are good.  If they attend 2 league meets & an invitational that ONLY YMCA’s are invited to attend, then they are good.  If they swim in 2 league dual meets plus our league championship they are good…)

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
9/2/22 1/15/23 Online / Front Desk $ 68.00$ 68.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/03/22 - 10/14/22
Payment 1
39 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
10/14/2022
10/15/22 - 11/14/22
Payment 2
39 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
11/14/2022
11/15/22 - 12/14/22
Payment 3
39 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
12/14/2022
12/15/22 - 01/14/23
Payment 4
39 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
01/14/2023
01/15/23 - 02/14/23
Payment 5
39 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
02/14/2023

05 Fall/Winter Booster Club Fee 2022-2023

All Locations
10/3/22 - 2/14/23
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Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
8/5/22 1/15/23 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/03/22 - 02/14/23
38 / 40 Available Register  
Closes
02/14/2023

06 Level I YMCA Swim Official Certification Courses

All Locations
10/17/22 - 10/26/22
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This course is designed to certify officials for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming Program in the areas of Stroke & Turn Judge, Relay Take-off Judge, Place Judge and Timer.  The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a meet.  The course also familiarizes the participants with the facilities requirements for the meet, matters relating to eligibility to participate in and entry into the meet, and the roles of the Chief Judge, Starter and Referee.  Following the course, the participants must complete an exam and attain a score of 80% or higher.

PREREQUISITES:  New candidates for certification as YMCA Level I Official must be at least 21 years old and be associated with a local YMCA sponsored swim team.

USA-S Certified Officials who meet age and participation requirements for Level II may go directly into Level II without first becoming a Level I Certified Official.

Candidates for re-certification must have worked at least 12 sessions as a YMCA certified official over the prior three-year certification period and present a completed Record of Meet Experience form evidencing such sessions worked.  For dual YMCA/USA-S certified officials, up to six of the required sessions may be from USA-S meets.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
8/25/22 10/24/22 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 45.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/17/22 - 10/18/22
11 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
10/16/2022
10/25/22 - 10/26/22
12 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
10/24/2022

07 Level II YMCA Swim Official RENEWAL Courses

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9/28/22 - 9/28/22
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This course is designed to re-certify experienced officials
for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming
Program, primarily in the areas of Referee, Starter and
Chief Judge. The course focuses on current changes to the
rules and regulations and other current topics of interest.
Following the formal presentation, the participants must
complete an on-line, and attain a score of 80% or higher.

Prerequisites: Candidates for re-certification in this program must have
been a YMCA Level II certified official for at least six years
and must have attended at least two YMCA Level II Swim
Officials’ clinics and passed the related tests. In addition
candidates must have worked at least 12 sessions as a
YMCA Certified Official over the three-year certification
period and present a completed Record of Meet Experience
form evidencing such sessions worked. For dual
YMCA/USA-S certified officials, up to six of the required
sessions may be from USA-S meets.
Officials who are dual certified YMCA and USA-S officials,
and have been USA-S certified for at least six years and
attended at least two YMCA Level II Swim Officials’ clinics,
may also avail themselves of this program to re-certify as
a YMCA Swim Official. Such candidates must also have
satisfied the meet experience requirements set forth in the
paragraph above.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
8/25/22 9/27/22 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 35.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/28/22
10 / 12 Available Registration
Closed

08 Administrative Swim Official Certifications (AO)

All Locations
10/19/22 - 11/8/22
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This course is designed to certify administrative (dry deck) swim officials for the YMCA of the USA’s Competitive Swimming Program.  The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Swim Official prior to, during and after a meet.  The course also briefly reviews for the participants the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, including matters relating to eligibility to participate in and entry into the meet.  Following the course, the participants must complete an on-line test and attain a score of 80% or higher

PREREQUISITES:  New candidates for certification as a YMCA Administrative Swim Official must be at least 21 years old and be associated with a local YMCA sponsored swim team.

USA-S Certified Administrative Swim Officials who meet the age and association requirements may take an abbreviated course and test to become a YMCA Certified Administrative Swim Official


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
8/25/22 11/6/22 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 45.00$ 45.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/19/22 - 10/20/22
12 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
10/18/2022
11/01/22 - 11/02/22
8 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
10/31/2022
11/07/22 - 11/08/22
12 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
11/06/2022